generate a randome 10 character password

tr -dc A-Za-z0-9_ < /dev/urandom | head -c 10 | xargs

By: nottings
2012-10-17 14:04:14

4 Alternatives + Submit Alt

  • Generate a table of random 10 character passwords Show Sample Output

    pwgen 10 # generate a table of 10 character random passwords
    mpb · 2012-10-26 08:57:47 0
  • generate a table with 10 character ambiguous random passwords which include at least one special character in in password

    pwgen -B -y 10
    DobeR · 2012-10-28 20:06:52 0

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    head -c7 /dev/urandom|base64|tr -d '='
    Poulpatine · 2012-10-17 14:47:11 0

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    tr -dc '[:graph:]' </dev/urandom | head -c30; echo
    tox2ik · 2012-10-22 21:53:07 0

What Others Think

Nice command! This use of xargs to automatically add a newline if necessary is news to me.
fooacad · 499 weeks and 5 days ago
"pwgen 10" is a shorter command to type
mpb · 498 weeks and 3 days ago
the tr and urandom command is best as you can also modify it restrict it to alpha-numeric. Or, you can even add more special characters(like '#^@...') to tr command make a more complex pass. :)
vishnu81 · 497 weeks and 5 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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